Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leucoptera aceris

Leucoptera aceris (Fuchs, 1903)


Small, upper-surface (greenish) blotch with frass concentrated in a central spot. Metallic-shining egg visible at start of mine. Pupation outside the mine.

host plants

Sapindaceae, monophagous

Acer campestre, monspessulanum, platanoides.


Larvae in July (Hering, 1957a).


Not known from the Benelux countries (Fauna Europaea, 2009).

distribution within Europe

From Latvia to the Pyrenees, Alps, and Bulgaria (Fauna Europaea, 2009); Iberia (A & Z Laštůvka, 2014a).


Described by Patočka (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a).


Beiger (1979a), Buszko (1981a, 1992b), Corley, Marabuto & Pires (2007a), Hering (1933b, 1934b, 1957a), Kasy (1983a), A & Z Laštůvka (2014a), Mey (1994a), Patočka (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Szőcs (1977a, 1981a).

Last modified 19.i.2020